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Benton, M. J. (Michael J.)

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Dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )

64 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 3,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces, in text and illustrations, the characteristics, habits, and natural environment of dinosaurs. Includes experiments and other activities
The history of life : a very short introduction by M. J Benton( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are few stories more remarkable than the evolution of life on earth. This Very Short Introduction presents a succinct guide to the key episodes in that story - from the very origins of life four million years ago to the extraordinary diversity of species around the globe today. Beginning with an explanation of the controversies surrounding the birth of life itself, each following chapter tells of a major breakthrough that made new forms of life possible: including sex and multicellularity, hard skeletons, and the move to land. Along the way, we witness the greatest mass extinction, the first forests, the rise of modern ecosystems, and, most recently, conscious humans. Introducing ideas from a range of scientific disciplines, from evolutionary biology and earth history, to geochemistry, palaeontology, and systematics, Michael Benton explains how modern science pieces the evidence in this vast evolutionary puzzle together, to build up an accessible and up-to-date picture of the key developments in the history of life on earth
When life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all time by M. J Benton( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Today it is common knowledge that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a meteorite impact 65 million years ago that killed half of all species then living. It is far less widely understood that a much greater catastrophe took place at the end of the Permian period 251 million years ago: at least ninety percent of life on earth was destroyed. When Life Nearly Died documents not only what happened during this gigantic mass extinction but also the recent renewal of the idea of catastrophism: the theory that changes in the earth's crust were brought about suddenly in the past by phenomena that cannot be observed today. Was the end-Permian event caused by the impact of a huge meteorite or comet, or by prolonged volcanic eruption in Siberia? The evidence has been accumulating, and Michael J. Benton gives his verdict at the end of the volume. The new edition brings the study of the greatest mass extinction of all time thoroughly up-to-date. In the twelve years since the book was originally published, hundreds of geologists and paleontologists have been investigating all aspects of how life could be driven to the brink of annihilation, and especially how life recovered afterwards, providing the foundations of modern ecosystems."--
Vertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolution by M. J Benton( Book )

105 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an outline of the history of the vertebrates, based on studies by palaeontologists around the world.--
The Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the discovery and classification of dinosaurs and examines individual species
Dinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinder by M. J Benton( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alphabetical guide to 200 dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, covering where and when they lived
The seventy great mysteries of the natural world : unlocking the secrets of our planet( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on the perspectives of sixty eminent scientists to discuss what is currently understood about the functioning of the planet as it relates to massive changes in the environment, in an extensively illustrated reference that features such sections as evolution, animal behavior, and global warming
Introduction to paleobiology and the fossil record by M. J Benton( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the science of the history of life. Paleobiologists bring many analytical tools to bear in interpreting the fossil record and the book introduces the latest techniques, from multivariate investigations of biogeography and biostratigraphy to engineering analysis of dinosaur skulls, and from homeobox genes to cladistics. All the well-known fossil groups are included, including microfossils and invertebrates, but an important feature is the thorough coverage of plants, vertebrates and trace fossils together with discussion of the origins of both life
The dinosaur encyclopedia by M. J Benton( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated guide to over 130 dinosaurs containing notes on where, how, and when they lived, and a description of its size, habits and ecological significance
Giant plant eaters by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the sauropodomorph group of dinosaurs, which includes Plateosaurus, Apatosaurus, Diplodocus, and Brachiosaurus
Duckbills and boneheads by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the world of the ornithopod and marginocephalian groups of dinosaurs, the latter of which includes ceratopsians and pachycephalosaurs
Armored giants by M. J Benton( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Find out what makes a tyrannosaurus different from a diplodocus and what modern-day birds owe to dinosaurs! This exciting and colorful new series presents dinosaurs through stunning artwork, "zoom-in" boxes, fun comparisons, quizzes and puzzles. Each book concentrates on a different type of dinosaur, highlighting particular features, latest discoveries, and the most up-to-date information, as well as colorful maps, simple charts and a comprehensive glossary
Dinosaurs by Stephen Brusatte( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Over 170 giant-sized and superbly detailed computer generated illustrations provide a stunning visual catalogue of dinosaurs, bringing the prehistoric world to life like never before. The text identifies each species - what they looked like, what they ate, how they lived and died ..."--Page [4] cover
The Phylogeny and classification of the tetrapods by M. J Benton( Book )

25 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fossil record 2 by M. J Benton( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains downloadable and searchable data on fossil families, orders, and phyla, presented originally in the book The fossil record 2
If dinosaurs were alive today by Dougal Dixon( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age 8+. Incredible images of photo-realistic dinosaurs are blended with distinctive photography to demonstrate what it would be like if dinosaurs were still alive, and fact-filled pages explore all aspects of dinosaur research, from their extinction to the latest fossil discoveries
The story of life on earth : tracing its origins and development through time by M. J Benton( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces 3500 million years of the development of life to the present day. Includes time charts, maps, diagrams, and paintings of geological time periods
The Penguin historical atlas of dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses our knowledge of the dinosaurs and the fossil evidence that supports it
Raising the dinosaur giant( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have scientists discovered the biggest animal to have ever walked the planet? Deep in a South American desert, a giant is being awakened after 101 million years of sleep
On the trail of the dinosaurs by M. J Benton( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the scientific evidence and explains the discoveries in clear, understandable text. Presents information on dinosaurs in the laboratory: modern techniques of excavation and analysis; what the remains reveal. Recounts the history of dinosaurs, with stories about some of the earliest finds
 
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Benton, M. J.

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The history of life : a very short introductionWhen life nearly died : the greatest mass extinction of all timeVertebrate palaeontology : biology and evolutionThe Kingfisher dinosaur encyclopediaDinosaur and other prehistoric animal factfinderThe seventy great mysteries of the natural world : unlocking the secrets of our planetIntroduction to paleobiology and the fossil recordThe dinosaur encyclopedia